This manual provides a framework to strategically think about and practice collaboration with others within and outside various disciplines. Aware of the different approaches in accordance with discipline, gender, and career goals, through case studies from lived experiences, the editors have compiled guidelines on: • How to start, build and maintain collaborative networks with diverse audiences, • The opportunities that exist internally and externally to networks, • How to resolve conflicts, overcome resistance, and build trust and confidence. With a wide scope in both content and reach, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and their supporters alike, particularly those who are looking to engage with various audiences such as individuals, institutions, private companies, and governments.

Following up and moving on: Concluding thoughts

Following up and moving on: Concluding thoughts

In this chapter you are invited to consider:

  • How to close or hand over a collaborative endeavour or project
  • The unforeseen benefits of collaborations and engagements
  • How to branch out on your own or with others
  • The changing nature of collaboration and engagement work
  • Some concluding thoughts

As we have seen in the previous chapters, some UK doctoral and postdoctoral researchers have been extremely active and enthusiastic supporters of collaborations and engagement for at least the past decade. Further, in Europe, the Erasmus programmes and European Research Area have encouraged researchers to become more mobile so that they can build partnerships and potential collaborations in the future. The changing policy and funding landscapes have not only changed ...

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